I'm trying to create a system of one-word tags for a software application. Some of the tags include "archives", "thémes", "brouillons", and "poubelle". I need a tag that symbolizes "À lire plus tard", so I'm looking for a single word that signifies "plus tard". Some ideas I've had that I don't like are:

  • Tardif
  • Après
  • Futur

Is there anything that approaches "plus tard" more precisely?

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    I can't think of a single word that I'd understand in this context. Why insist on a single word? Several two-word phrases would work. Aug 11, 2013 at 14:46
  • Very true... je n'insiste pas. Single words work well as tabs but "plus tard" may be the best available. Aug 11, 2013 at 16:05

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These words do not carry the same meanings.

  • tardif: a late arrival
  • après: after something
  • futur: the future (the era)

But, "Ultérieurement" litteray means "plus tard"

  • +1 for hitting it on the head with ultérieurement, which is a mouthful for an application tag. I'm going to see if anything shorter crops up, otherwise will mark this as answer. Aug 11, 2013 at 1:09
  • There are at cnrtl.fr/definition/tard, c), some explanations about plus tard; confirms ultérieurement, and also différer, and après.
    – Istao
    Aug 11, 2013 at 9:08
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    @ChrisSchiffhauer Ultérieurement may be a single word, but I don't think I'd understand it in context. Aug 11, 2013 at 14:45

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